[KS] AKS fellowship program

Marion Eggert Marion.Eggert at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Thu Jul 4 07:46:24 EDT 2002

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The Academy of Korean Studies is pleased to announce its fellowships in
Korean studies for the 2003 academic year.

2003 AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies

The AKS fellowship program is designed to provide foreign scholars and
doctoral candidates an opportunity to carry out their research
(dissertation research) in Korea.

Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently
engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities are eligible
to apply for the following fellowship programs (the fellowship is not
open to Korean nationals except those with permanent resident status in
foreign countries):

1. Senior Research Fellowship: Ph.D. holders at the associate professor
level or above at a university or have attained more than 5 year-
research experience.
2. Junior Research Fellowship: Ph.D. holders at the assistant professor
level or below at a university or have attained less than 5 year-
research experience.
3. Pre-doc Fellowship: Doctoral candidates who have completed all
academic requirements (i.e., ABD) except their dissertation.

While at the Academy, fellows will be provided the opportunity to give
lectures to graduate students and to conduct joint research with faculty
members.  Applicants are encouraged to submit detailed research plans;
particularly, those candidates with research programs that will result
in a publication (e.g., a book or dissertation) are preferred.

Grant Period
The period of fellowship may begin any time between January 1 and
December 31, 2003 and fellows are eligible for a maximum of one year
support after arrival.

Fellowship Grant
1. Economy-class round-trip international airfare
2. Free accommodations on campus
3. Monthly Stipend
  (1) Senior Research Fellowship: 1,200,000 won
  (2) Junior Research Fellowship: 900,000 won
(3) Pre-doc Fellowship: 700,000 won
4. Access to the facilities of the Academy, including the library.

Selection Procedure and Criteria
All applications are reviewed by a screening committee composed of AKS
faculty members. The criteria used in reviewing applications are as

1. Senior · Junior Research Fellowship
(1) The merit of the research plan and the feasibility of carrying out
the proposed research at the Academy
(2) Capability to give lectures to the graduate students at the Academy
(English preferred)
(3) Possibility of conducting joint research project with AKS faculty
(4) Capability of translating Korea related book into the foreign
languages (English preferred).

2. Pre-doc Fellowship
(1) Excellence and feasibility of research topic
(2) Prospects of the proposed research to the future development of
Korean studies

3. Applicant’s educational background, employment history, previous
awards record of any fellowship offered by the Academy, the Korean
government and other organizations will also be considered.

Required Materials
1. Senior · Junior Research Fellowship
(1) Application Form
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Evidence of current employment or affiliation (if possible)

2. Pre-doc Fellowship
(1) Application Form
(2) Evidence of current enrollment at a university
(3) Graduate school transcript
(4) Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor

Obligations of Fellowship Recipients
1. Fellows are expected to present their research results in a seminar
at the Academy.
2. Published research papers/books resultant from the fellowship should
acknowledge the fellowship.
3. Fellows selected based on lecture proposals are expected to arrive at
the Academy by February 20 (spring semester, March - June) and by August
20 (fall semester, September – December).

Application Deadline
All applications must be received at the Academy by September 30, 2002.

Those selected will be notified individually by November 30, 2002.

Scholars interested in applying should address application materials to:

The Academy of Korean Studies
Office of International Cooperation
50 Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do Korea, 463-791
Tel: +82-31-709-9843
Fax: +82-31-709-9945
E-mail: seolkoo at aks.ac.kr

*Application materials can be downloaded at our website at

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